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The Turtlezogian Cult of Abbots

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Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Lorania

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Abbots

Population4.356 billion

CapitalAbbotsford
LeaderIDK
Faithturtlezogoth

CurrencyWaffles
Animalbat

The Turtlezogian Cult of Abbots is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by IDK with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and daily referendums. The compassionate population of 4.356 billion Abbotsians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Abbotsford. The average income tax rate is 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Abbotsian economy, worth 657 trillion Waffleses a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 150,900 Waffleses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People make a career out of medical voyeurism, CEOs can't hear the term 'Fire Sale' without bursting into tears, 100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past, and crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Abbots's national animal is the bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is turtlezogoth.

Abbots is ranked 131,358th in the world and 28th in Lorania for Most Pro-Market, scoring 37.11 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,156thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,270thBest Weather: 4,608thHealthiest Citizens: 4,837thLowest Crime Rates: 5,042ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,200thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,466thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,672ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,991stMost Developed: 6,071stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,666thRudest Citizens: 6,821stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,294thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,309thLargest Governments: 7,530thMost Cultured: 7,939thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,093rdHighest Poor Incomes: 8,229thMost Efficient Economies: 8,677thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,995thNicest Citizens: 8,998thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,483rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,589thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,951stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,219thSmartest Citizens: 10,226thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,786thSafest: 11,343rdMost Inclusive: 11,403rdMost Subsidized Industry: 11,476thHighest Average Incomes: 13,223rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,337thMost Secular: 14,481stLargest Publishing Industry: 16,464th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the region

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